Empathize with people but still not care about them
I can generally deduce what people are feeling or how they are perceiving a situation, indicating high emotional intelligence. But despite the ability to relate and understand people, I couldn’t care less about strangers. In other words I do not sympathize. I go above and beyond for friends and family, but strangers.. nothing.
I think it’s bizarre because typically strong empathy leads to sympathy but for me I’m only inclined towards either if I know the person